Category Archives: Software

Ubuntu 20 LTS failed me (only for servers install…:)

On 2023 Ubuntu 18 LTS support will end, so I started to evaluate the next LTS release, Ubuntu 20.
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Open calculator (aggiornato)

Voglio raccontarvi una storia, per spiegarvi quanto è difficile conciliare la vendita di un prodotto commerciale con lo sviluppo di un software “open”. Al giorno d’oggi le calcolatrici scientifiche sono un mercato con parecchia concorrenza, e lo prenderò come esempio. … Continue reading
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Meltdown and Spectre Mitigation removal

Some time ago I stumbled upon this Hacker News discussion on how disable Spectre mitigation. (For what Meltdown and Spectre is, refer to this article on 2018) It is sad to say but my Intel NUC centrino was slowed down … Continue reading
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Legacy Management

Good insights from this article: How to strangle a legacy codebase The strategy is simple: Progressively delete the old code base, in favor of a new one. Here’s the plan: Have the new code acts as a proxy for the old … Continue reading
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The end of the Database Mangement System as we know it

In Microservices architecture, you decompose your services in a set of fine-grained services. These services are full-stack software, from front end API down to database layer. Each microservice is responsible and owns its data. For instance if you have a … Continue reading
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QB64: basic Revenge

Quick Basic64 is a QBasic compatible programming language actively mantained. It produce C-compiled code and works under Linux and MacOS too. It resemble the original QBasic IDE, and supports its dialect. If you have some old qbasic code to “update”, … Continue reading
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